Extensive Engineering Background
Prior to his legal practice, John was an engineer in oil and gas exploration, pipeline engineering, gas treating and processing, and military systems evaluation.
John assists clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
John served as a consultant to companies (both patentees and licensees) involved in patent licensing negotiations in the U.S., Japan, and China.
John J. Arnott is a partner in intellectual property law. He is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney and draws from his extensive experience in engineering to assist clients with patent preparation, patent prosecution, and related matters including patentability studies and liability assessment. John is also a critical member of the firm’s trademark practice, assisting clients in matters of brand identity, development, and protection.
John assists clients with all aspects of the patent-acquisition process, including initial invention disclosures, evaluations of patentability, preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and post-issuance procedures in the Patent Office such as reissue and reexamination. He has also assisted clients with the filing of international patent applications via the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and assisted with client coordination of foreign patent counsel as required.
In trademark work, John assists clients in the preparation and filing of U.S. trademark applications and has assisted clients (both plaintiffs and applicants/ registrants) in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. John also managed a successful program to invalidate a foreign trademark registration that unfairly imitated a client’s famous U.S. trademark, which program involved appeals to the Korean Patent Court and Korean Supreme Court.
John has also served as a consultant to companies (both patentees and licensees) involved in patent licensing negotiations in the U.S., Japan, and China.
Registered U.S. Patent Attorney
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Dallas Bar Association
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas